The Health Benefits of Detox Water

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Summer’s coming right around the corner which means it’s time to get bikini body ready. In today’s society, it’s easy to fall into traps of feelings and pressure to look a certain way. Some teenagers even resort to such drastic measures as to starve themselves. However, they are doing it all wrong. There is always a fast, simple and most importantly healthy way to flatten your tummy. What’s the secret? Water. But not just any water; the new and creative way to improve your health and shed a few pounds is to detox.

Many are exposed to various misconceptions about detoxing including how and when to do it. However, few know the benefits of drinking detox water and all the pros that come with it. The term “detoxing” in no way means drinking fruit infused water for days at a time without consuming anything else. In fact, according to Seventeen Magazine, doing such a thing would be counterproductive because the liver cleans out the toxins in your body perfectly. Detoxing is meant to heal the body, boost metabolism, improve circulation and stay hydrated. A healthy body consumes a minimum of three liters of water per day, yet most Americans on average intake merely half of that. Drinking detox water has equally as many external benefits as it does in. Drinking detox water results in glowing skin, healthy hair, stronger nails, a gleaming smile and for the bikini body: a flatter tummy.

Detoxifying has infinite variations and combinations of healthy infusions depending on desired results. Diycrafts.com provides viewers with a full detox guide and 20 delicious recipes listing all the benefits.”Cucumbers are diuretics can help you to avoid water retention. Lemons and limes help to flush out toxins from your digestive tract and grapefruits help you to burn fat. Kiwi has vitamins A and E which will help you to rid your body of free radicals and they help to flush toxins from your colon.”

Strawberries are great for your skin and then contain anti-aging properties and help to fight carcinogens. Make a new pitcher every day to keep it fresh. This one will boost your metabolism, help you to burn fat, and flush out all those nasty toxins that make you feel sluggish. @fitlyss on instagram adds her own insight by suggesting to add mint, rosemary, chia and/or apple cider vinegar to your detox beverage to make your drink have “too many health benefits to list.”

Whether your goal for this summer is to get that bikini body or just begin a healthier diet and lifestyle, detoxing is the perfect way to start your vacation right. The endless variations of refreshing recipes will always keep you wanting to mix and match infusions to your own taste. Detox water is 100 percent labor free and costs little to nothing with priceless health results. So add a flavorful twist to your water and start detoxing.

– by Kelsey Jensen ’15

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